The global chelating agents market size reached US$ 5.9 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 7.4 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.68% during 2023-2028.
Chelating agents are organic substances that react with metal ions to form stable, water-soluble compounds. They can function as both acids and bases and modify the chemical composition of metals to improve their ability of creating a bond with other substances. They are used to manage heavy metal poisoning in the human body and minimize their toxic effects. They also aid in transporting nutrients to plants and the digestion process of animals. Besides this, they are widely utilized in water treatment, oil production, power plants, chemical analysis, detergents and medicines.
Chelating Agents Market Trends:
At present, chelating agents are employed in the recycling of fibers and bleach wood pulp, which are further used in facial tissues, toilet tissues, and newsprints. Moreover, rising sales of paper-based packaging materials around the world are strengthening the growth of the market. In addition, the increasing awareness about surface cleanliness and hygiene is resulting in the rising use of chelating agents in industrial and household cleaning products to eliminate the deposits of salt, hard water, and metal oxides. Apart from this, these agents are gaining traction in the agriculture industry to formulate micronutrients required for crop production. Furthermore, advancements in chelating technology are contributing in the development of mobilizing agents, which can help minimize industrial waste and reduce the environmental impact of hazardous chemicals. Besides this, chelating agents are used with other chemicals in upstream oil and gas applications, such as acidizing, filter cake removal, wettability alteration, improving reservoir productivity, and enhancing the oil recovery from sandstone and carbonate reservoirs. This, in confluence with surging oil and gas exploration activities, is presenting manufacturers operating in the industry with lucrative growth opportunities. Additionally, increasing investments by the leading market players in numerous research and development (R&D) activities, along with their rising focus on the synthesis of new biodegradable agents, are anticipated to propel the growth of the market in the upcoming years.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global chelating agents market report, along with forecasts at the global and regional level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type and application.
Breakup by Type:
Aminopolycarboxylic Acid (APCA)
Breakup by Application:
Pulp and Paper
Household and Industrial Cleaning
Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
The competitive landscape of the market has been analyzed in the report, along with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the industry. Some of these players are Akzo Nobel NV, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), BASF SE, Kemira Oyj, and The DOW Chemical Company.
Base Year of the Analysis
Type, Application, Region
Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Akzo Nobel NV, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), BASF SE, Kemira Oyj, and The DOW Chemical Company
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Key Questions Answered in This Report
The global chelating agents market was valued at US$ 5.9 Billion in 2022.
We expect the global chelating agents market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.68% during 2023-2028.
The rising awareness towards surface cleanliness and hygiene, along with the increasing adoption of chelating agents in industrial and household cleaning products to eliminate the deposits of salt, hard water, and metal oxides, is primarily driving the global chelating agents market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in the temporary closure of numerous end-use industries for chelating agents.
Based on the type, the global chelating agents market has been segmented into Aminopolycarboxylic Acid (APCA), sodium gluconate, organophosphonate, and others. Currently, sodium gluconate holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the application, the global chelating agents market can be categorized into pulp and paper, household and industrial cleaning, water treatment, agrochemicals, personal care, and others. Among these, pulp and paper accounts for the largest market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global chelating agents market include Akzo Nobel NV, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), BASF SE, Kemira Oyj, and The DOW Chemical Company.
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